Music Gallery with royal collection opens at Udaipur’s City Palace

Music Gallery with royal collection opens at Udaipur’s City Palace

This summer vacation, educate your child on the lives of erstwhile royal families of Rajasthan. Visiting Udaipur is a great ideas as Udaipur’s City Palace Museum has unveiled a Music Gallery ‘Symphony of Mewar’ that exhibits musical instruments that once belonged to the Maharanas of Mewar and used to create magical notes by renowned artists in the bygone era. The renovation and restoration of Zone D, Zenana Mahal where the Music Gallery is located is being undertaken in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.

The exhibition has on display 23 royal musical instruments and belonged to members of the Mewar family, some of which are over 100 years old. This makes the collection unique as it is a continuation of the family’s personal interest in music and preservation of these musical instruments and yet another shining example of ‘Living Heritage’ practiced by Eternal Mewar. Remarking upon the idea behind opening such an exhibition for musical instruments, Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur said, “This gallery is just another step towards preserving Mewar’s living heritage with various commercial and non-commercial sectors of Mewar striving to do so. The foundation of this Music Gallery at City Palace is connected to the same project of preserving our heritage.”

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